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Prometeon signs supply deal with AB Agri

British manufacturer of pig and poultry feed ABN, a division of AB Agri, has signed a new ‘pay-as-you-go’ deal with Prometeon Tyre Group.

The contract covers ABN’s entire mixed fleet of 117 trucks and 113 trailers of highly specialised agricultural bulk blowing trailers, rigid vehicles, and silo tankers.

The fleet is utilised to deliver pig and poultry compound feed to farms, both large and small nationally, from Cullompton in Devon through to Cupar in Scotland.

“We were confident that Prometeon Tyre Group would be a good fit for ABN, following the existing relationship they have with our sister company Frontier,” explains Mark Hope, transport services contract manager at ABN.

Mark Hope (left) and Wayne Bell, Prometeon

“Our fleet use Scania, Volvo, DAF, MAN and Mercedes trucks with bulk blowing trailers adapted to our exact requirements, supplied from the TVS Group in Wisbech and Muldoon Transport in Northern Ireland, with a small fleet of specialist Silo Tanker trailers from Feldbinder, where they clock up around 210,000 kilometres a week.”

Under the ‘pay-as-you-go’ contract Prometeon is suppling steer axle tyres from its high-performance Pirelli Triathlon range, alongside the Prometec TG01 remould product for the drive axle tyres.

The trailers within ABN’s fleet are using Prometeon’s G02 tyre, part of the new Series02 range of Pirelli-branded tyres ideal for the cost-effective tyre management of the fleet.

“We renew our trucks every five years and Prometeon’s tyre service with Pirelli branded tyres are a vital part of our fleet management,” adds Hope.

Prometeon’s ‘PROManagement’ online tyre solution has also impressed ABN. “The team at Prometeon are proactively helping us improve tyre management on our entire fleet based on economics and use,” says Hope.

“We’ve have never had this from previous suppliers, and I can definitely see the benefits of this tailored tyre service which will help me to manage a complex fleet of specialist vehicles.”

Heffernan Tyres is the official distributor in Ireland for the full range of Prometeon tyres, which include the Pirelli, Formula, and Anteo brands.